Christmas Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square
Illuminating Rittenhouse Square for the holidays
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Tree Lighting Ceremony features holiday entertainment, character visits, complimentary roasted chestnuts, Santa Claus and plenty of holiday surprises. The Christmas Tree itself is more than 30 feet tall.
Once Santa flips the switch, Rittenhouse Square will be illuminated by 5,000 brilliant, multi-colored globes. These holiday lights will join Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree — located in the center of the Square — to make Rittenhouse Square one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays.
Holidays on the Square
Start the day shopping along Rittenhouse Row. Then make your way to Rittenhouse Square at dusk, where carolers and hot chocolate will have you toasting season.
Afterwards, eat, drink and be merry — and take advantage of happy hour and the fine dining options offered at Rittenhouse Square’s restaurants, lounges and bars.
More Holiday Events and Activities
Looking for even more fun this holiday season? Check out our Guide to the Holidays in Philadelphia for special events, annual traditions and holiday shopping ideas. Take advantage of all the holiday fun the city has to offer with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, a two-night stay with FREE hotel parking.
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
- ROOST Apartment Hotel, Philadelphia- Midtown
- Sonesta Philadelphia
- The Westin Philadelphia
- Inn at the Union League
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- The Warwick Hotel
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- The Rittenhouse
- Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
- Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel
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Museums & Attractions
Broad Street and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Philadelphia Theatre Company
- The PFS Roxy Theater
- Art on City Hall
- Merriam Theater
- Pennsylvania Ballet Presents
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
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- The Philly Pops
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